Porsche 911 Build Packs Twin Turbo Honda Power
We spotted this K20-swapped Porsche 911 in Vegas and it’s guaranteed to give you mixed feelings.
Porsche’s flat-six is, without a doubt, one of the top 5 most iconic engines of all time. So why would anybody want to remove it from the rear flanks of a Porsche 911? Well, they do, and there are some valid reasons for committing what seems like a treacherous act. Oftentimes, they replace the Porsche mill with an American V8, typically GM’s LS series of engines. And sometimes, they stab some Honda four-cylinder power back there.
That’s the case with this insane Porsche 911 build we spotted at SEMA 2018. The show known for producing some of the most over-the-top builds you’ll ever see certainly didn’t disappoint here. And while it may not be the first K20-powered Porsche 911 ever built, it might be the nicest. If you didn’t know any better, you might think that Honda motor actually came with this thing from the factory.
As much as we love the flat-six, particularly the air-cooled versions, you have to give credit where credit’s due. Much like the 912, we’re betting this Porsche 911 has a near perfect weight distribution now. Meaning that it’s probably a blast to drive around a circuit. And with a pair of turbos and various other upgrades, it’s likely awful fast in a straight line, too.
And in the unlikely event that it breaks, parts are cheap. So even though we’d never personally go with a Honda four-banger in place of a flat-six, we can see why somebody might do it. And hey, we won’t lie. We’d drive the heck out of this thing if somebody tossed us the keys.
Thus far, this K20-powered Porsche 911 is one of the craziest things we’ve seen at SEMA 2018. But stay tuned, because we’re coming to you live from Vegas all week long!